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My research combines theories and methods from education, sociology, critical policy studies and social and political theory to analyse and show connections between different moments in the ‘life’ of Education policies, from their formation at an elite level to their implementation in the classroom. I have published findings in key journals in both Education and Political Studies on areas of curriculum reform, disadvantage, and the politics of education.
In 2022, I led the synthesis evaluation into the DfE’s Opportunity Area programme for Norwich and Ipswich (2017-22).
I am the course director for MSc Education and Leadership and lead teaching on its three core modules. I teach sessions on our Ed.D and PGR programmes, including doctoral supervision. I have previously taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in education, politics, and media.
I joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as a lecturer in September 2021. I completed my doctorate at UEA, between the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning and Politics, Philosophy and Communication and Language Studies (2015-2019). Previously, I worked in two secondary schools as a learning support assistant and the first academic mentor in a new free school in Norwich, where I established and developed a mentoring programme for both lower school and sixth form students. I have held roles at the Centre for Competition Policy as a research associate (2019-20) and at the Brexit & Environment Network as a senior research associate (2020-21).
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Teacher agency with technology: creating an ecological model through a place-based study of teaching and learning in Norfolk
Gordon, J., Bartholomew, K., Blair, R., Chin, J., Craske, J., Dyer, H., Greenwood, D., Hammond, S., Maddox, B., Medler, D., Parr, G., Priyadharshini, E. & Russell, K.
Economic and Social Research Council
1/12/22 → 30/11/25
Ipswich Opportunity Area Synthesis EvaluationCraske, J., Themelis, S. & Blackett, A., 8 Aug 2022, Norwich: University of East Anglia. 57 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Norwich Opportunity Area Synthesis EvaluationCraske, J., Themelis, S. & Blackett, A., 8 Aug 2022, Norwich: University of East Anglia. 66 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Logics, rhetoric and 'the blob': populist logic in the Conservative reforms to English schoolingCraske, J., Apr 2021, In: British Educational Research Journal. 47, 2, p. 279-298 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Response to Labour Party Call for Evidence on Green RecoveryBrock, M., Burlinson, A., Craske, J. & Fairbrass, J., 30 Jun 2020, 18 p.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Response to House of Lords Select Committee on Democracy and Digital TechnologiesCraske, J., Dyer, H. & Loschmann, J., 29 Oct 2019, 7 p.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile28 Downloads (Pure)
Norwich and Ipswich Opportunity Areas - Seminar
James Craske (Organiser), Spyros Themelis (Organiser) & Anna Blackett (Organiser)27 Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop or seminar
Opportunity Area Synthesis Evaluation (Norwich and Ipswich)
James Craske (Consultant), Spyros Themelis (Consultant) & Anna Blackett (Consultant)1 Feb 2022 → 30 Jun 2022